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Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding


Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Elena Jane Goulding

Birth Date :

December 30, 1986

Birth Place :

Hereford, Herefordshire, England

Claim to fame :

Debut album "Lights" (2010)


Elena Jane Goulding a.k.a. Ellie Goulding was born December 30, 1986 in Lyonshall, a small town near Hereford. She was the second of four children from Arthur and Tracey Goulding who separated when she was only five. Tracey would later remarry to a lorry driver. Ellie began writing music and learning how to play guitar at the age of 14. She was also very involved in her school's theater, leading her to take drama course, politics course and English course at the University of Kent.

Ellie's music began taking shape during college where she got acquainted to electronic music. After two years in university, she was advised to take a break to pursue her music career. She perfected "Wish I Stayed" with Starsmith and Frankmusik and moved to West London.

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Ellie Goulding Stops Performance to Break Up Crowd Fight

July 10, 2014 04:31:55 GMT

helped break up a fight during her headlining set at Project Eden in Cornwall, England, on Wednesday night, June 9. She was singing her hit single "Anything Could Happen" when a group of female fans began fighting and apparently throwing drinks.

Ellie Goulding, Zedd Set to Perform 'Divergent' Songs at MTV Movie Awards

April 02, 2014 07:53:04 GMT

and have been announced as performers at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. The British singer and the Russian/German DJ are slated to perform the songs they've recorded for movie "".

Ellie Goulding Debuts Video for 'Beating Heart' From 'Divergent'

March 13, 2014 09:15:10 GMT

has debuted the music video for "Beating Heart", a song which will be featured in upcoming movie "". The clip was premiered when the British beauty visited MTV's studio with and on Wednesday, March 12.

Ellie Goulding's 'Beating Heart' From 'Divergent' Sountrack Debuted

February 25, 2014 02:59:27 GMT

has contributed to the soundtrack of highly-anticipated movie "" by recording a new track titled "Beating Heart". The song was premiered by Entertainment Weekly on Monday, February 24.

BRIT Awards 2014 Red Carpet: Ellie Goulding Fails, Katy B Wins

February 20, 2014 00:26:36 GMT

stole the red carpet look of 2014 BRIT Awards for the wrong reason. The nominated singer failed to impress when she arrived in a baggy pink Barbie gown with pockets on the side. Goulding braided her hair and wore minimal make-up as well as accessories.

Ellie Goulding Debuts Skrillex Collaboration 'Because'

February 19, 2014 03:48:39 GMT

A little over a year ago, and teamed up for a collaboration track. Now, the British songbird unveiled the song as she featured it in her recent mix for DJ Annie Mac's "Free Music Monday" series.

Taylor Swift Brings Out Ellie Goulding to Perform 'Burn' During London's O2 Show

February 12, 2014 08:57:58 GMT

closed her five-night show at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday night, February 11 with the help of friend . The country superstar invited the British beauty to join her onstage to perform the latter's hit single, "Burn".

Ellie Goulding and Zedd Contribute to 'Divergent' Soundtrack

January 24, 2014 06:09:28 GMT

and have made contributions to the soundtrack of highly-anticipated movie "". The British songstress has recorded a new song titled "Beating Heart" for the film. She will also contribute songs from her "" album and provide vocals for the original score composed by Junkie XL.

Ellie Goulding Premieres 'Goodness Gracious' Music Video

January 06, 2014 03:42:00 GMT

After being teased with previews and a behind-the-scene clip, the full music video for 's new single "Goodness Gracious" has finally arrived. The nearly-four-minute clip is amazing and fun.

Ellie Goulding Shares a Snippet of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

November 05, 2013 03:09:38 GMT

has previewed "Mirror", a song that she recorded for upcoming movie "". The 90-second teaser features the British artist singing over the crashing synths and twinkling piano.

Ellie Goulding Holds Hands With Ed Sheeran at MTV VMAs, Denies Romance Rumor

August 26, 2013 07:32:55 GMT

has reacted to rumor suggesting that she dated fellow British singer . The romance rumor emerged after they were caught on camera getting cozy inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

Taylor Swift Joined by Jennifer Lopez and Ellie Goulding Onstage During L.A. Shows

August 26, 2013 03:56:01 GMT

is the latest singer to share the same stage with . For the last show on her four consecutive nights at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Swift brought out the "" judge to perform "Jenny From the Block".

Ellie Goulding Premieres 'Burn' Music Video

July 08, 2013 06:45:55 GMT

British singer/songwriter premieres the music video for her new single "Burn", written and produced by 's frontman Ryan Tedder. First recorded by British pop-R'n'B singer , Goulding's version was released a couple of days ago becoming her latest single following "Explosions" and "I Need Your Love" with DJ , both from her album "".

'42' Belts a Home Run at Box Office

April 15, 2013 04:28:17 GMT

"" exceeds all expectations as the biographical film about baseball legend Jackie Robinson debuts atop the domestic box office. The film, which stars as the iconic player and as Branch Rickey, takes in $27.5 million, $10 million more than most analysts' expectations.

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding Make a Convincing Couple in 'I Need Your Love' Video

April 15, 2013 03:59:49 GMT

Scottish producer/DJ and British singer/songwriter play a romantic couple in the music video for the single "I Need Your Love". The track is the seventh single to be released from the 29-year-old record producer's third album "", appearing also as a bonus track in the 26-year-old English recording artist's second studio album "".

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation to Launch New Children's Series

February 13, 2013 06:58:46 GMT

Following the success of "", Netflix is preparing another original program. This time, the Internet streaming media plans to debut a new children's series made under collaboration with DreamWorks Animation.

Devon Aoki Gave Birth to a Baby Girl

February 13, 2013 06:38:23 GMT

It's baby boom in Hollywood. was the latest celebrity who just welcomed a new addition to her family. The 30-year-old model and actress welcomes a baby girl, her second child with husband James Bailey.

Demi Lovato Reveals New Single 'Heart Attack' Out on March 4

February 13, 2013 06:17:45 GMT

Disney-bred star has just shared to her Lovatics an artwork and teaser for her new single "Heart Attack", the first cut off her next album set to come out this year. The new studio album will be a follow-up to Lovato's successful 2011 album, "".

Bruno Mars Reveals Moonshine Jungle World Tour With Ellie Goulding on 'Ellen'

February 13, 2013 06:00:43 GMT

returned to "" on Tuesday, February 12 to announce that he would be going on tour in support of his very well-received sophomore album, "". Tagged as the "Moonshine Jungle World Tour", it will also feature British singer/songwriter and soul/indie pop band to support the Hawaiian crooner on selected dates of his tour.

Ellie Goulding Premieres 'Explosions' Music Video

January 31, 2013 06:49:50 GMT

British singer/songwriter premieres the music video for her new track "Explosions" off her latest album "" released in October last year. It follows her "Figure 8" video which Goulding dropped last November in support of the second single from the same album.

Ellie Goulding Split From Music Producer Skrillex

October 30, 2012 19:05:44 GMT

Living miles apart has flushed 's relationship with electro music producer down the gutter. The couple, who went from friends to lovers, reportedly has ended their romance after almost a year of dating but maintain their friendship.

Daryl Hannah Arrested After Protesting Against Oil Pipeline in Texas

October 05, 2012 02:31:58 GMT

might have to stay overnight in a local jail in Texas. The Elle Driver of "" movie series was detained after doing a protest against TransCanada's construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transfer crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast for fear of air pollution.

'Breaking Dawn II' Soundtrack List Features Green Day, Ellie Goulding and More

October 05, 2012 02:20:53 GMT

With only six weeks left before "" hits theaters nationwide, Summit Entertainment unveils the tracklist for the film soundtrack. , who have just released their new record "", are among those who contribute in the album.

Ellie Goulding's 'I Know You Care' Video Ft. Dakota Fanning

September 25, 2012 08:59:02 GMT

premieres a music video for her song "I Know You Care" while giving a preview of drama movie "" in the process. A lot of scenes from the film starring and are shown.

Video Premiere: Ellie Goulding's 'Anything Could Happen'

September 06, 2012 03:39:42 GMT

Singer-songwriter just released a music video for her song "Anything Could Happen". The track is the first single of her album "" which will be released in the U.K. and the U.S. on October 8 and October 9 respectively.

Artist of the Week: Ellie Goulding

August 27, 2012 07:14:48 GMT

There are not many musicians who manage to score big with their first effort like . Making a breakthrough in her home country U.K. with "", the 25-year-old girl didn't need a long time to have her music received by Americans.

Video Premiere: Ellie Goulding's 'Hanging On' Ft. Tinie Tempah

July 14, 2012 05:43:20 GMT

English singer has released a video for her cover of Active Child's "Hanging On". The video was released on Friday, July 13 on the singer's official YouTube channel.

Ellie Goulding 'Honoured' to Perform at Royal Wedding

May 01, 2011 13:02:00 GMT

Prince William and Kate Middleton become Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, now to be exchanged vows at London's Westminster Abbey before retreating to Buckingham Palace to celebrate their marriage with family and friends. Prince William's father, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, hosted a lavish dinner and reception for the pair later in the evening, and guests were treated to a performance from .

Ellie Goulding to Sing at Royal Wedding

April 28, 2011 09:18:59 GMT

British singer has been invited to serenade Prince William and Kate Middleton at their wedding reception on Friday, April 29, according to U.K. reports. British newspapers reported on Thursday, April 28, that the 24-year-old has been asked to perform for the newlyweds at Buckingham Palace at an after-dinner party.

Ellie Goulding Eyes Duet With Cheryl Cole

February 11, 2011 09:35:17 GMT

British singer has high praise for fellow Brit Award nominee , revealing she is eager to collaborate with the beauty. The "Starry Eyed" hitmaker is set to go head-to-head with Cole for the Best British Female trophy at the upcoming prizegiving in London.

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